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Left-handers in Asia

We often get messages from club members around the world telling us about their experiences and how left-handers are treated in their country. We were recently shown an article about how left-handedness is seen in Asian countries and how it is largely suppressed in a lot of places. In South

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How do you write a letter X?

Lefthanders form some letters in a different direction to right-handers because it is easier to move the pen left-handed in an anti-clockwise or right-to-left motion – it gives a smoother flow and minimises scratching and digging-in of the tip. It is also easier to draw lines towards you rather than

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Positive left-handed sayings

We often see so many negative things said about lefthanders and language often works against us so we thought we would start this newsletter by focussing on some POSITIVE quotes and sayings about lefthanders. Here are some of the best ones we have seen and you can use this link

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What day starts the week?

We have traditionally produced our backwards calendar with the week starting on a Monday, which is the standard format in the UK, but in the USA it is normal to have calendars starting the week on a Sunday – which is correct? The short answer is it is a matter

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Teacher training and left handed children

We have now produced a follow-up article and analysis of all the comments we received on this item and you can see it here Over many years we have been encouraging teacher training organisations to give more consideration to the requirement of left-handed children and providing information to help raise

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Left handed playing cards

Have you noticed that most playing cards only have the number on two diagonal corners, which become covered up when the cards are fanned in the right hand so you can select and play them with your left! Most lefthanders hold cards this way (or would if it did not

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Left handed knots

Lefthanders sometimes struggle with making knots that are designed for creating right-handed – anything from simple knots like a bow for tying shoes to more complex and specialist sailor’s knots. We are gathering information on left-handed knot tying techniques and will add it to this post as we find more

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Discrimination against lefthanders at work

We received this email from Ann recently: Hi, I was wondering if you could help me, I work in a small supermarket and have just been told of a new way of scanning the products and packing the bag. As we sit on the tills the conveyor belt is on

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Left handed expressions

The left side is often associated in language with awkwardness and clumsiness (because right-handers think left-handed people look awkward using the tools that they have specifically designed to make them backwards for us!). the Spanish expression “tener dos pies izquierdos”, In English, the expression “to have two left feet” refers

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The effect of changing left to right handed

For many years, left-handed children were forced by their parents or schools to change hands and at least write right-handed. We have also heard many stories about other activities that have been forcibly changed – from eating to making the sign of the cross in Catholic schools. We received a

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